Riley Keough makes red carpet appearance amid ongoing legal battle over Lisa Marie Presley’s will
Riley Keough has made her first red carpet appearance since the death of her mother Lisa Marie Presley amid an on-going legal dispute over the late singer’s will.
The star - who plays the leading role in upcoming Prime Video television series Daisy Jones & the Six - appeared at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday night.
She posed alongside producer Reese Witherspoon and British star Suki Waterhouse at the screening of the series - about a fictional 70s rock band’s rise to fame.
Keough is the daughter of Presley and Danny Keough.
Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis Presley, died on January 12 at the age of 54. She was laid to rest at her father’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 22.
At the end of January, Priscilla Presley - Lisa Marie’s mother - challenged the “authenticity and validity” of an amendment made to her daughter’s will.
She disputed a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s Living Trust that replaced her and a former business manager as an overseer of her estate with her daughter’s children – Keough and her brother Benjamin.
A living trust is a form of estate planning that allows a person to control their assets while alive, but have them distributed if they die, and can serve the function of a will if a separate will is not filed.
Documents filed in Los Angeles noted that Priscilla and Barry Siegel had been placed in charge of the living trust in 1993 and reaffirmed in 2010.
“After Lisa Marie Presley’s death, Petitioner (Priscilla) discovered that a document existed pertaining to be an amendment to the Trust dated March 11, 2016,” the documents stated.
“The purported 2016 amendment removed and replaced Petitioner and Barry as both current and successor Trustees of the Trust with Lisa Marie Presley as the current Trustee and naming Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter, Riley Keough, and son, Benjamin Keough, as successor co-Trustees of the Trust upon Lisa Marie Presley’s incapacity and/or death.”
The filing added that there were “many issues surrounding the authenticity and validity” of the amendment.
Among the issues were a failure to notify Priscilla of the change, a misspelling of her name in a document allegedly signed by her daughter, as well as a signature by Lisa Marie that was “inconsistent with her usual and customary signature”.
The filing states that Siegel had already intended to resign from his position, which would have left Priscilla and Riley as co-trustees.
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It asks the judge to declare the 2016 amendment as invalid.
Previously, Priscilla said she had been “touched” by the words of fans following the death and subsequent memorial of her daughter.
At the public memorial on January 22, Lisa Marie was remembered as Memphis’s “precious jewel”.